Shout Mouse Press
Shout Mouse Press is a nonprofit writing program and publishing house that amplifies unheard voices. Through writing workshops that lead to professional publication, we empower those from marginalized backgrounds to tell their own stories in their own voices and, as published authors, to act as leaders and agents of change. In partnership with other nonprofits serving communities in need, we are building a catalog of mission-driven books by unheard voices. Our authors have produced original children's books, memoir and poetry collections, and novels-in-stories that expand empathy, affirm the vulnerable, and increase understanding of unheard perspectives. Shout Mouse authors include incarcerated youth, at-risk and immigrant youth in Washington, DC, and exploited children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Writers in Schools - Book Discussion with a Youth Author
Presented by: Shout Mouse Press + PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools
Writers in Schools (WinS) provides FREE books to students written by youth writers in grades 4-12. From illustrated picture books to essays, graphic novels, and a collaborative novel, youth voices shine in these books. When available, the youth writers visit classrooms to engage with students on the creative process and what it's like to publish a book.
The visit culminates with a group author photo and a book signing. For a list of available books/authors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Length of Program: 1 day; Visits can accommodate most class periods and up to 30 students at a time; book clubs; or other school-based sessions.
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts; Foreign Language; History & Geography; Diversity
Grades: 4th - 12th
Cost: The program and books are FREE to Title I schools in the District of Columbia. Other educators should inquire about availability.